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Kent Volunteer Fire Department and mutual aid companies responded to a structure fire Sunday afternoon.  The Coolbeth family's home was a total loss and they escaped the blaze with only the clothes they were wearing. Their dog, Rhino, perished in the fire.  A GoFundMe page was set set up to help the family, and in one day raised more than $16,000 of the $25,000 goal.  Kent Center School is collecting gift cards, while neighbors can also sign up for a program called Mealtrain where a meal can be made and dropped off.